Developers to meet with neighbors on 2 projects Jan. 19

       Neighborhood meetings on two proposed developments will both be Thursday, Jan. 19 at the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St.
       The times will overlap. The meeting on the Land Trust's proposal for 2518 W. St. Vrain St. is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting on the Victorian Heights plan will start at 7 p.m. in the adjoining West Middle School auditorium.
       The latter plan has proven controversial, with neighborhood opposition to a previous plan as well as the slightly scaled-back current version calling for 12 duplex Habitat for Humanity units on the 2.9-acre property at the base of a hillside off Wilhelmia and Williamette avenues a block north of Uintah Street. The meeting goal is for applicant Ted Cox to work out neighborhood concerns regarding traffic, hillside stability and other matters before the item is heard by the Colorado Springs Planning Commission Feb. 9, according to Planner Larry Larsen (phone 385-5090).
       The Land Trust plan calls for development of two duplexes and one single-family residence. A representative of the applicant and a representative of Colorado Springs Planning will be at the meeting.
       According to planner Patricia Parish, the Land Trust is a private company that works with the city's Community Development Department to redevelop or find infill sites, with the intent of making residences available to first-time home-buyers.
       No plans have been submitted, pending feedback from the meeting, Parish said.
       For more information, contact Parish at 385-5377 or

From a press release